Alcohol and Health
Alcohol comes under the category of Depressants that slows down the functioning of Central Nervous System. Alcohol consumption has been increased to significant level in the last 20years. According to the statistics of 2019, 2.07 deaths of males and 374,000 deaths of females were reported due to alcohol abuse. Over the years, alcoholism has become the challenge for entire world to combat with this issue. There are quite diversified views about alcohol consumption among the users and they often deny the negative effects of alcohol on health. But in fact, it affects the health both physically and mentally. First of all, alcohol impairs the functioning of liver, gastrointestinal tract, large intestine putting the individual in risk of several medical diseases like Hepatitis, Oral cancer, kidney failure , liver failure and ulcer. Some of the other harmful effects of alcohol include constipation issues, kidney problems, liver inflammation, stomach problems, disturbances in digestive system, decreased appetite and loss of weight. Secondly, it’s effect on Brain functioning can not be neglected at all. It depresss the central nervous system, creating state of mild euphoria, poor judgment and coordination, slowed reflexes, pseudo sense of superiority, dizziness and slurred speech. Based on its psychological and physiological effects, it can be concluded the alcoholism is a disease that requires proper treatment. Therefore, numerous rehabilitation centers are working in their capacity to treat disease of alcoholism. There are so many self help groups which are being operated to support the individuals who are victimized of alcoholism. Most significant self help groups is Alcoholic Anonymous. The AA is working world wide to provides the support and comprehensive treatment modalities to the individuals who are addicted to alcohol.